Monthly Archives: June 2015

Let’s Talk About–Edward L. Cahn

Edward L. Cahn was one of those fellows for whom Hollywood seems to have invented the “B-movie.” Rather than excelling as a genre-specialist, Cahn was a production-specialist. He understood “B-movies”–how to make them quickly, cheaply, efficiently–so they must all be … Continue reading

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A Western Oddity

CAUTION: CONTAINS “SPOILERS” S. Sylvan Simon’s “Lust for Gold” starts off as a contemporary tale of a crime committed in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains. A rather smug author and treasure-hunter has made it known that he has solved the mystery of … Continue reading

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Monster Man

A bit of my childhood died with the passing of Christopher Lee. I’m being deliberately provocative with the title of this piece. I’m certain that Sir Christopher would grumble that only 70 of his 250-or-so films could be called “horror.” … Continue reading

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A Couple of Bum Raps

Some people just don’t like the Spencer Tracy version of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Among the charges laid on its doorstep are that it is too long, too talky and it’s not really a horror film. True it is … Continue reading

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